This is an analysis of the poem Slick Tricks that begins with:

I learned very early in my life,
To be suspicious of anyone offering sweets....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXbXaXbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111010011 0001001001001 10010010 010011 0011111100 10010010 11011001 110001001010101 100100010110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 343
  • Average number of words per stanza: 60
  • Amount of lines: 9
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to is repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Slick Tricks;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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